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Two years after landmark silicosis settlement, no one has been paid

20 July 2020   By James Stent Original Article: GroundUP https://www.groundup.org.za/article/two-years-after-r5-billion-silicosis-settlement-no-one-has-been-paid/ Tshiamiso Trust says terms were only reached in late 2019 and Covid-19 has delayed the process Hundreds of thousands of ex-miners, or their families,…

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The Politic of Blood’: Political Repression in South Africa ‘

Dossier 31 By: Kerry Ryan Chance https://www.thetricontinental.org/dossier-31-political-repression-in-south-africa/ August 4, 2020 An Anti-Eviction Campaign activist gazes at the construction site of the Delft transit camp, a ‘temporary relocation area’ for people evicted from shacks closer to…

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AIR POLLUTION IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

27 July 2020 – Mfidikoe village By Velile Khoza Here in Mfidikoe village Rustenburg we saw communities suffer the consequences of air pollution from tailing dams . This tailing dams are so toxic to the…

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Lockdown cigarette ban violates social distancing

Did the lockdown cigarette ban prevent the sharing of cigarettes, or force people who never shared before, to do so now? Under lockdown level 4, a box of cigarettes cost over R100 (or R10 a…

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We shall never eat at the table of the 1%

By David Jones September 2019 White and State Monopoly capital represent the 1%, and are allied to create confusion and division among the rest of society. There are a number of terms that are thrown…

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KZN’s killing fields: 6 activists dead after questioning oil project

Sizwe sama Yende 2019-02-12 23:05 In 2017 an ‘overseas’ delegation announced it wanted to start an oil project in the area. The community planned a protest last year to try to find out details. Since…

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Amnesty report says SA arms diverted to Yemeni militia

Kiri Rupiah 06 Feb 2019 Original An investigation published by Amnesty International on Wednesday suggests South African arms sold to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being diverted to militias accused of war crimes in…

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Africa(‘s not had its) Day

Posted on June 3, 2018 by Africa Clockwise Just before the blog *finally* gets back to recounting our Africa Clockwise adventures on the east side, I would like to make a direct appeal to the…

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Mineral Sands Resources fined R1.25-million for unlawful activities in Lutzville.

By John Yeld 6 February 2019 Australian-owned mining company Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) has been fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities at its Tormin heavy minerals mine on the West Coast near Lutzville. The two…

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Ethiopia Gets Its Teff Back

By Jerry Chifamba Cape Town — The Ethiopian government is celebrating a major victory in a long-running dispute over who owns the patent for products made from teff – an ancient grain that forms the…

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